Certain foods may reduce the amount of flatus that a person may produce. There may be considerable inter-individual variability in how effective each food is, and in how much is required for effect.


Dairy products (may be less effective for someone with lactose intolerance):

(1) plain yoghurt

(2) buttermilk



(1) fennel

(2) dill

(3) peppermint (and peppermint oil)

(4) aniseed

(5) very ripe bananas



(1) marshmallows


In addition, the person should avoid foods that increase flatus as much as possible.


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